I love my job, sorry I don’t mean to sound smug. But I do. It has taken me years of hard work to get me to this point of being able to provide for my family. Working night and day to ensure this blog is tip top and full of interesting content has always been my aim.
The perks of this job are many. I can work at home (I could say this was a disadvantage, but on cold winter days I don’t have to leave the house!). My work can fit round my family. I get paid doing something I love – this is a biggie. After years of working in part-time mind numbing jobs (no disrespect meant) I can finally fulfil all my creative notions. Photography, writing, design, styling and social connecting.
Of course there is another perk of being a blogger, and I am going to claim bragging rights for those. We do have many magical opportunities. But life hasn’t always been so golden. In the early days, Dan and I really struggled with money. I know a lot of us do. Dan’s meagre income, where he used to work he was underpaid and overworked. My poor guy was at his wits end trying to provide for his new family.
A few years ago, I made a stand, to help him in his/our financial despair. I needed to make this blog pay. So I worked hard, perfecting it, channelling all my energy into this space. That energy is now finally paying off. Dan has stepped off the rat run, and is working for himself. I can now pay for our bills and for little extras like a weekend break somewhere nice.
Our lives have been enriched by blogging, in every way. Not only do we have amazing opportunities, but personally it has changed all of us. For Dan the heavy burden of being the main earner has lifted. He can pursue his dream of becoming a furniture maker, hopefully starting in 2016.
For me, I love the community that blogging has given me. My SISTERS, the collective power of encouragement and support. My true, best friends are those who I have met through this little space. I cherish that. Deeply.
So this is me, reaching out to you. You can do it. If you need some help or support just email me, and I can hopefully offer advice, if not I will give you a virtual fist bump. In a world of the internet and self promotion, I feel that blogging shouldn’t always be about ‘look at me’, it should be about encouraging and inspiring.
So let’s do this! – Mumboss / SISTER! Are you with me?